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Whistler’s EPIC Powder Filled Opening Weekend

Every year, we watch and wait patiently for Whistler Blackcomb to release when it will be opening for the winter season. This year, the date was set for November 23rd. But due to a slew of storms that hammered the pacific north west, Whistler Mountain opened for the 2017/18 winter season ahead of schedule. As is the norm, rumors about the amount of snow begun to swirl and Mother Nature did not disappoint. Opening Day took place on November 17th and over the course of the weekend, more than 4ocm of new snow fell on top of an existing 182cm base. Despite there only being five lifts open and approximately 20 runs available, there really was enough powder to go around. It was an Opening Day weekend for the books. In case you missed it, here are a few photos to get you stoked for what’s to come. 

A number of storms have hit Whistler since October, allowing for an above average base to form and all that powder everyone has been talking about!

Early season usually means having to download off the mountain since there could be hazards on the ski-out. Not this year. Skiers and Snowboarders enjoyed skiing right out to apres on Opening Day.

Waking up to a fresh layer of snow on Opening Day is a good omen!

By the end of the weekend, skiers and snowboarders got to enjoy a few glimpses of bluebird sky.

With so much snow, there was such thing as having friends on a pow day.

Face shots are usually not something that coincides with Opening Day. This year was an exception.

Pictures are great and all but to really get a sense of how deep it was, check out this video:

Locals are saying that this weekend featured some of the best Opening Day conditions that they have ever seen and many are comparing it to what is normal for December as opposed to November. Don’t believe us? There’s only one way to find out. Book your last minute trip to Whistler at Whistler Reservations. 

 
 

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